Minister of State for Care and Support

The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP


Norman Lamb was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health in September 2012. He has been the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk since 2001.


He was educated at Wymondham College, Norfolk and the University of Leicester, where he studied law.

Political career

Norman has held various positions in the Liberal Democrat party including Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Health, 2006 to 2010. In May 2010 he was appointed Assistant Government Whip, as well as Chief Parliamentary and Political Adviser and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

Career outside politics

He worked for Norwich City Council as a senior assistant solicitor before joining Norfolk solicitors Steele and Co, where he became a partner and Head of the firm’s specialist Employment Unit.

Personal life

Norman is married with 2 children.

Minister of State for Care and Support

The minister is responsible for care and support at the Department of Health. Responsibilities include:

  • older people
  • dementia
  • local government
  • adult social care
  • carers
  • end of life care
  • mental health services
  • prison services

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs

    • 2012 to 2012


  1. Dementia

    • 22 January 2015
  2. Health and social care integration

    • 16 January 2015
  3. Carer's health

    • 16 January 2015
  4. Choice in health and social care

    • 16 January 2015
  5. Mental health service reform

    • 3 April 2014
  6. End of life care

    • 25 March 2013
  7. Long term health conditions

    • 25 March 2013


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  1. Deputy PM announces billion pound boost over 5 years for children's mental health services

    • 18 March 2015
    • Press release
  2. Government names and shames largest ever number of National Minimum Wage offenders

    • 24 February 2015
    • Press release
  3. Supporting carers to stay in paid employment

    • 13 February 2015
    • Press release
  4. Deputy Prime Minister launches search for Mental Health Heroes

    • 5 February 2015
    • Press release
  5. Local Mental Health Heroes recognised by the Deputy PM

    • 5 February 2015
    • Press release
  6. Peace of mind will be the measure of our success

    • 4 February 2015
    • Speech
  7. New funds to kickstart joint working with NHS and councils this winter

    • 30 January 2015
    • Press release
  8. Nick Clegg calls for new ambition for zero suicides across the NHS

    • 19 January 2015
    • Press release
  9. Emergency care for the mind

    • 10 December 2014
    • Speech
  10. Deputy PM announces £150m investment to transform treatment for eating disorders

    • 2 December 2014
    • Press release